Maternal and Infant Mortality Initiative

Campaign to Save Our Mothers and Babies (CSOMB)

CSOMB, sponsored by the Maternal and Infant Mortality Initiative, is a grassroots network of organizations and individuals who utilize a collective impact approach to address persistent racial disparities in infant and maternal health outcomes throughout the state. Find out more here.

The Perinatal Education Toolkit

This online provider resource offers information for the Preconception, Prenatal, Postpartum, and Interconception periods. Find the resource here.

Watch an archived, informational webinar on the new resource.

Text4Baby 

Text4baby is a free mobile health service designed to promote maternal and child health through weekly text messaging, provided by Zero to Three. Find more about this important resource for expecting and new mothers.

2017 Initiative Policy Priorities

 

NEWS FROM THE Maternal and Infant Mortality Initiative

EverThrive IL is supporting along with partners for the passage of HB3895 - The Happy Healthy Babies Bill in Springfield this spring. This bill will set up a state-funded diaper allowance to support struggling families living in deep poverty. By helping to provide one of life's earliest essential needs, HB3895 aims to promote the health and well-being of all families, prevent the spread of diseases like hepatitis A, and increase early education and care participation. 

RESOURCES FROM THE Maternal and Infant Mortality Initiative

EverThrive IL updates its organizational policy agenda annually.  The Health Reform Initiative also has a specific policy agenda, highlighting policy priorities for our field.

 

2017 Maternal and Infant Mortality Policy Priorities